--National Intelligencer, June 3. Assuring ourselves of the facts as stated in this report, I have especially to ask for the steamers Reliance and Resolute of this flotilla, each a small rifled cannon in addition to the smooth-bored gun with which they are provided. For the want of a rifled gun in them, I was obliged to forbid their coming closely under a fire to which they could not reply with even an approximate effect. Lieutenant commanding, N. Collins, of the Anacosta, will make his own report. I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,
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